Political endorsements

Republican Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, left, and Democratic challenger Jay Gonzalez, right, pose with hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan prior to a gubernatorial debate at the studios of WBGH-TV in Boston, Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018. (Meredith Nierman/WGBH-TV via AP, Pool)
October 17, 2018 - 10:13 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday that he hadn't decided if he would vote for fellow Republican and U.S. Senate candidate Geoff Diehl even though he has publicly endorsed his candidacy — but quickly backtracked and pledged to cast a ballot for Diehl. Baker made the...
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President Donald Trump listens to a question during an interview with The Associated Press in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 17, 2018 - 9:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the prospect of bruising electoral defeat in congressional elections, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't accept the blame if his party loses control of the House in November, arguing his campaigning and endorsements have helped Republican candidates. In a...
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President Donald Trump listens to a question during an interview with The Associated Press in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 16, 2018 - 10:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the prospect of bruising electoral defeat in congressional elections, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't accept the blame if his party loses control of the House in November, arguing his campaigning and endorsements have helped Republican candidates. In a...
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Chancelor Bennett, known professionally as Chance The Rapper, endorses Amara Enyia for mayor of Chicago during a press conference at City Hall, Tuesday morning, Oct. 16, 2018. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 16, 2018 - 1:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chance the Rapper is weighing in on the Chicago mayor's race. The Grammy Award-winning artist from Chicago on Tuesday endorsed Amara Enyia in the 2019 race to replace Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Chance, whose real name is Chancelor Bennett, said during a news conference at City Hall that he...
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FILE- In this Jan. 6, 2016, file photo newly elected Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia talks in his city hall office in Fall River, Mass. A Massachusetts mayor was arrested Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, and charged with defrauding investors in a company he formed out of more than $230,000 and using the funds to enhance his political career and pay for a lavish lifestyle, federal prosecutors said. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
October 11, 2018 - 6:05 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor who was first elected at age 23 was charged Thursday with using investments in a company he formed as his "own personal ATM" to enjoy casinos and adult entertainment, buy a Mercedes, and pay down student loan debt. Jasiel Correia, the mayor of Fall River,...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2016 file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Swift jumped into a contentious midterm political race with a rare endorsement, but her focus on gender issues and human rights made her political statement a personal one. While she’s gotten criticized from Republicans and Trump, Swift stuck to the issues important to her in her decision to vote for Democratic candidates in Tennessee. She might gain some haters, but Swifties and others have applauded her for speaking out. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
October 09, 2018 - 12:42 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Taylor Swift's first big jump into politics might have gained her some extra haters, but many observers don't think her endorsement in a competitive midterm U.S. Senate race will result in a massive backlash against the country-singer-turned-pop-star. President Trump and...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, singer Taylor Swift performs on stage in concert at Wembley Stadium in London. Swift posted on Instagram Sunday, Oct. 7, that she's voting for Tennessee's Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, breaking her long-standing refusal to discuss anything politics. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
October 08, 2018 - 5:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he likes superstar Taylor Swift's music "about 25 percent less now" that she's endorsed two Democratic candidates in Tennessee. Trump was asked about Swift's decision to wade into politics as he returned to Washington after a trip to Florida. Swift...
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In this Sept. 29, 2018, photo, Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., waves to the crowd during the Overland Park fall festival parade in Overland Park, Kan. The National Republican Congressional Committee is dropping its support for a congressman facing a difficult re-election in a suburban Kansas City district won by Hillary Clinton. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
October 01, 2018 - 7:41 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The House Republican campaign committee has dropped its support for an incumbent congressman facing a difficult re-election in a suburban Kansas City district that Hillary Clinton won. The National Republican Congressional Committee cancelled $1.2 million in ad spending that...
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Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks at a rally to encourage voter registration on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
October 01, 2018 - 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is ramping up his involvement in politics ahead of November's elections. On Monday, he endorsed more than 200 Democrats running for offices ranging from local to national. The endorsements include close races where his political cache could make a...
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Democratic challenger Lupe Valdez pauses from writing notes to familiarize herself with the timekeeper's position before a gubernatorial debate against Gov. Greg Abbott prior to a debate at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas, on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, Pool)
September 28, 2018 - 10:44 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday defended more security on the U.S.-Mexico border while Democratic challenger Lupe Valdez sought to breathe life into her flailing campaign at their only debate of a race overshadowed by the state's unexpectedly intense U.S. Senate...
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